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>> after 95 million votes, the biggest number at this point in any season, the first person with a shot at the title is -- >> oh, good. >> are you still waiting? >> action! action, brian! and action! >> the only thing i can tell you for sure is "fox & friends" starts right now. >> i don't think i'm going to use that anymore. >> we'll tell you who the final two are on "idol" and last night they established a new record 95 million votes were cast. that's 15 million more than were cast at this point last year. >> right, and all those people who voted, try to watch our show. that would up our ratings. we need 95 more million. >> first, we have to talk a little politics. very important day at the white house today. president obama set to meet with
the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. now you got to know that yesterday's speech that the president gave about the arab world and israel specifically timed, obviously for yesterday in advance of this meeting so the president could lay out what his thoughts were with regard to israel and palestine before netanyahu shows up well, i think netanyahu as he was about to board the plane was a little surprised at what the president said about the borders in going way back in time to 1967. >> the united states believes that negotiations should result in two states with permanent palestinian borders, with israel, jordan and egypt and permanent israeli borders with palestine. we believe the borders of israel and palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps so that secure and recognized borders are established for both states.
>> now, here's why a lot of critics of the president say you've got to be kidding us. that essentially, what he's saying is for israel and palestine to determine their borders based on what things were like back in 1967, that's what the palestinians have been asking for all along. he is the first american president to do just that. to suggest that. we've got some graphics to show you what it would mean. first of all, this shows you what israel looks like right now. ok? well, under the obama plan which he is suggesting that they implement, as you could see right there, it would go back to the 1967 days where they would be combined but the problem is if you combine and charles krauthammer talks a little bit about this in one of his columns today. if you were to combine gaza with the west bank and the president talked about it being contiguous, you would probably have to split israel in two. >> right. so here's the deal on top of that. number one, the president says i'm going to take israel which is 45 miles and make it 12.
so that's going to be significant. what's also significant, what went on behind the scenes. according to "the new york times", the reason why the speech was late is not because the obama administration has been late for 2 1/2 years. what's different is for 45 minutes, evidently, benjamin netanyahu got word that he was in the speech. and he told hillary clinton take this out. you don't understand, take this out. the president adjusted some of the language and maybe some of the language is where he included the words a swap of land because not all of the west bank, mutually agreed swap of land but he didn't say camp david. he didn't say here's my new envoy. he didn't say get back to work and he did warn the palestinians don't start any theatrics this summer and go to the u.n. and demand statehood. >> i find it fascinating because yesterday on this program, we were thinking that maybe he wouldn't even talk about israel. and then to say something this big was surprising to many people. the other thing is that you have
to remember that in recent history within the last couple of weeks to months, hamas has gotten into the picture again on the palestinian side. they have an agreement now with the palestinian authority. so does that mean that the united states now is going to negotiate with a terrorist organization? that's a big piece of this puzzle. >> sure. >> one of the best reviews that i saw this morning said this. if this is a reversal of u.s. policy, it reduces the arabs' incentive now to negotiate because the president looks as if he's pro palestinian and it leaves israel with less reason to trust the u.s. commitment to that country. >> one of the problems with israel is they are surrounded by the arab world and john mccain yesterday said that this -- >> i didn't know that. they are? >> yes, they are. they're completely surrounded by people who want them dead! john mccain said yesterday that this particular proposal of going back to 1967 puts israel not just in the dark but in danger. >> this is setting a limitation
on the boundaries of the state of israel without regard to the israelis having a country that they are -- that they can defend. why can't we just say, everybody sit down and you can work this out, the right of return, the many myriad of issues and if you truly are committed, first thing you need to do is commit to your recognition of the right of the state of israel to exist. >> right. >> that's critical. >> and the president did say that. did include that statement in it. but here's mitt romney weighed in right away and of course, he wants to be president and he said president obama has thrown israel under the bus. he's disrespected israel and undermined its ability to negotiate peace and he's violated the first principle of american first policy which is to stand firm by our friends and he also choked himself, in this speech, he called out iran and hailed democracy that could be taking root over in iraq. he called out assad. he had a very positive, very direct speech. a reverse to a lot of the things that he apologized for in 2009.
but those lines are what's taking all the headlines today. >> that's a very important point because many people were making a lot of similarities between george w. bush's policies, the bush doctrine. i mean, remember how much attention that got. how dare george bush say we want to talk about democracy in this part of the world. well, president obama really changed his tune as brian just mentioned from two years ago. that's not going to grab the headlines this morning. it's going to be all about israel. let's do some other big stories for you right now. americans targeted for the first time in pakistan since osama bin laden was killed. a u.s. vehicle was damaged when the taliban bomber on a motorbike crashed into it. that motorbike was rigged with explosives. the driver of the bike is dead. one other person is killed. 10 people including two americans were hurt. it's a $6 million on the head of the international monetary fund. this morning, dominique strauss-khan will be released on house arrest after his third wife ann sinclair put up $1 million in cash and a $5 million
bond. strauss-khan will be confined to a luxury apartment, wear an ankle bracelet and pay $2,000 a month for armed guards to watch him. busy day for republicans on the capital trail for president. potential candidate, former utah governor john huntsman is in new hampshire testing the campaign waters on a five day, 11 city swing through the state. former house speaker newt gingrich along with potential g.o.p. candidates and businessman herman cain are campaigning across iowa today. another potential candidate, michelle bachmann is in the key battleground state of ohio tonight. two astronauts are performing routine maintenance on the international space station retrieving free experiments mounted on the outside of the station and installing a new one. he called his first space walk a dream come true. one problem the astronauts did notice the number of heat
shields suffered damage during takeoff. and those are your headlines. i'm sure they'll fix those things up before they come back in two weeks. >> you know who needs a heat shield, arnold schwarzenegger because the scrutiny on this guy is overwhelming. now, we're getting more details. there's his paramour and there's their love child. final piece of the puzzle, we told you yesterday that arnold schwarzenegger fired her, she'd worked for them for over a decade and she said wait a minute, you can't fire me. i'm going to tell maria and he said yeah, sure you will. she told maria and as soon as she told maria, that's the day that maria moved out of the house and into the hotel. >> we don't know exactly what happened, folks because there's another story that says maria shriver confronted baena so who knows how it all came out. it's not good for maria shriver and the children and it's not good for the son that mildred had with arnold.
>> played a role in not only the son he fathered with the older son got him a job on one of the sets as a make-up artist and the kid was over there all the time. they vacationed together according to reports. >> he took the love child on vacation. >> allegedly. >> yeah. >> there's so much reportage but we should be careful to say allegedly. >> the thing is she hired a high priced divorce lawyer but hasn't decided whether she wants to get divorced so there might be some hope that they can still work it out. but there was some more hope and i was hardened and somewhat surprised by the results of the new study. everybody talking about divorce and the tiger woods problem and the arnold schwarzenegger problem, do you know in america today, the amount of divorces are actually declining and the people who feel optimistic about marriage according to a pugh research study is at 67%? >> that's right. they put together data from the latest census and they figured out that people are deciding it's better to be married than get a divorce. also, it looks like to make sure
people are making wise decisions, apparently people are waiting a little longer. back in the 1950's, the average guy was 23 years old when he got married. now he is 28. the average woman was back in the 1950's, 20 years old. now she waits until 26 to say "i do". >> i hope all that about marriage is because there's more love in the air and not the economy. because we've also done a lot of stories here on this show about how people are deciding to stay together because they can't afford to get divorced so i hope it's more optimistic. guess what's optimistic for the palin family. their son has apparently married his high school sweetheart. there they are right there. they had a very small ceremony. they're going to have a bigger party later on in the year when people who live in the rest of the united states can make it up to alaska. >> just to build on what you're saying, gretchen, you'll be heartened to know three words are keeping marriages together according it one report and it's not "i love you" it's "let's order in" that's what's keeping people together. >> people are ordering in so
they can watch television. last night, the biggest event of the tv week. who was voted off? it was down to scottie and haley and lauren. the loser is? brian? >> after the nationwide vote, the person who will compete against scottie in the finale is lauren alena. we say good-bye -- >> she is stunned and a little bit angry. >> i think you're right. >> she had a killer performance to close it out but lauren comes through and i think one of the best weeks of "american idol" is when they go back to their home towns. they left as anonymous and go back as superstars. and they just walk the same streets where they used to be ignored and worked in supermarkets and now they're hailed with -- look at this
turnout. this is for lauren. she has a celebration. this is a little different. her town was destroyed by a hurricane. >> tornado. >> excuse me. she goes back there and visits the people and she can't even recognize her own neighborhood. >> she went by her school and said this used to be my school and now it's in shambles and then, even scottie, i thought it was great for everyone watching especially young boys to see it was ok for him to cry. he was so overwhelmed about i the outpouring of support as you can see right there, he got extremely emotional and he went back to that supermarket that he used to work. he put the apron back on and just look, you can tell from his body language, he's amazed at the outpouring of support. what's he like? 17 years old? >> he's 17. she's 16. >> when she entered, she was 16 years old. they relaxed the rules. the great thing about the concert that scottie gave is the fact that during his performance, the fellow by the name of josh turner who has the
deep voice and does that song "your man" that he did during his audition. he showed up on stage and did a duo. >> i'll be back in los angeles to cover the "idol" finals. we'll have the naming of who won and we'll have the winners and runner-up the next day. word is it could be bono and the edge performing at the big finale. we'll see. >> you'll get all the details and let us know. >> he'll probably get up in the morning and join us live. 13 minutes after the hour. let me tell you what's coming up straight ahead. attorney general eric holder investigating our own investigators. is that the number one priority? mike rogers next. >> then meet supermom. what she credits for this amazing catch.
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>> hey, president obama heads to c.i.a. headquarters this morning to personally thank workers for helping track down bin laden and all they do. his visit is not without some controversy. that's because attorney general eric holder is investigating the agency's interrogation tactics that's still ongoing and he's talking about something that happened in 2002. the same method that helped nab bin laden ironically. mike rogers joins us right now. chairman, as you have told the intelligence, you have an f.b.i. background. what are you calling on the president to do today? >> stop investigating the people that helped to put the case together that allowed us in a chain of evidence and information ultimately to get bin laden. if you're going to take a victory lap and run around and say we got him, then everybody
should get credit along the way including those case officers who were following the law and the orders that the government gave them and who are now subject to this ongoing investigation that's been going on for two years, subpoenas and pulling people in for questioning. imagine what it does to your families and finances. it's wrong. if the president going to do anything today, i hope he shows up there and says by the way, i'm calling off any investigation. let's move forward. let's catch more bad guys together. >> you have bipartisan respect, did you tell the president directly? >> i have not told the president directly. i have communicated to the attorney general directly and given the community here in the near term, i would be delighted to have that conversation and again, we ought to be able to agree on this. this isn't some radical idea. >> i know. and it was an investigation that was done and then reinvigorated. let me bring you to pakistan. we had their officials go visit china and walk out with a whole bunch of fighter jets in a four
day mission that was supposed to send us a message. >> we have to be really careful about this, brian. i'm as mad at pakistan as anybody. they're clearly a fair weather friend but they do help us. they sent their military in the tribal areas at our request. took thousands of casualties trying to disrupt the taliban actions, getting ready to go towards our troops. they've helped us arrest some hundreds of -- of al-qaida and taliban organizers and people affiliated with those organizations. and here's the other thing, they are a big conduit for logistics to our soldiers in afghanistan. so i think we have to find our friends where we can in pakistan and develop it. we should be very careful about just walking away knowing how much is at stake and how much we'd have to change the way we do operations in afghanistan. >> right. congressman, 73% of the public according to our poll does not want us to continue to give them aid. only 19% want to continue
funding but i got to say, i want you back here and hopefully the president has adjusted a lot of his policies and caught many people by surprise. i want you back here hopefully in a week talking about how he reversed himself and ended this investigation. is that a deal? >> that would be fantastic. i'll leave -- i'll pop the champagne. are we allowed to have champagne on tv anymore? >> steve does. but i'm not allowed. evidently, i don't have i.d. congressman mike rogers, thanks so much. >> thank, brian. >> straight ahead, the president made a bold decision siding with the palestinians' plan for peace. does that do more to complicate the american role in the region? that debate is next. homemade levee. holding up by the mississippi river. for how long? losing weight clicked for me when i realized
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>> got some headlines. eight somali pirates expected to plead guilty to hijacking a yacht carrying four americans. three of the pirates will enter their pleas in norfolk, virginia later today. the others will be in court next week. the california residents jean and scott adam and seattle residents were killed in that pirate stand-off. and is the president about to break the law? his authority to conduct military operations in libya without a declaration of war apparently runs out tomorrow. the white house has not yet released a plan to address what happens next. gretch? >> it could be a tense meeting for president obama and israel's prime minister this morning. that's because the president just endorsed a plan for a palestinian state based on borders that existed before the 1967 six-day war. critics had strong reaction to that idea. >> what country in its right mind would make a deal with such an enemy.
would we? would we go back to our 1848 borders when we give the french areas of the louisiana purchase? would we do this? what kind of president urges a country to destroy itself and submit its people to potential genocide? and that's what obama has just done. >> joining me to debate is fox news contributor, angela mcglowan and the senior fellow at the new american foundation. it's interesting, they're doing research this morning, i see that some commentators are saying actually the idea that the president put out yesterday has been the working premise for negotiations since 2000 but no president has ever publicly and explicitly said it. do you believe that? >> no president has explicitly said it and maybe it could have been since 2000. i don't know. i know this much. obama's stance has totally destroyed what bush did in 2004 and he made an agreement that this would not happen with israel. and obama has given fuel to the fire of four republicans for
2012 from the standpoint you had inhoff, senator inhoff who is a strong leader in the republican party made the statement that basically, obama's siding with the enemy in the middle east. same thing that rush has said. so basically, obama has given fuel to the fire for the republicans in 2012. >> steve, your thoughts? >> well, with all due respect to angela, that's just not true. president bush's working framework for the annapolis process with israel essentially did start with something that looked like fair swaps around the 1967 lines. various israeli prime ministers most recently omert have essentially signed off on something very close to this. so it's been the working thesis behind the scenes. president obama certainly surfaced this. what i find interesting is organizations like foxman and the national jewish defense council and the american jewish committee have all strongly applauded president obama's speech, perhaps some of the republican candidates that criticized it yesterday didn't
consult with him before they did attack them. there's still support for the general principled approach. >> here's my question. saying that -- let's say this has been the working premise, ok? saying it publicly. everybody knows when you're in a negotiation that everyone is listening to every little word. >> we weren't in a negotiation. >> i wonder if this reduces the incentive for the arabs to come to the school and negotiate. >> you have a train wreck coming. >> it does reduce the incentive for arabs to come to the table and netanyahu said this takes everything -- if they actually go to the table and actually compromise, this takes away their bargaining chip. this takes away their bargaining chip. >> that's incorrect, angela. you have a train wreck coming in september, you have an effort by the palestinians to have the rest of the world essentially recognize them as a palestinian state and the president came out strongly and said he doesn't support that effort. at the same time -- let me finish. at the same time, he also said that acquiescing to the status quo today which i think by
implication he was saying israel was doomed, they hold so much of the cards -- >> no, you're giving a monologue, sir. this is supposed to be a debate. >> none of these strategies will work. what needs to happen is we need a breakthrough. we need both sides to be true to their interest when they come together. >> when israelis were polled on the president's speech, 64% disagreed with him. when netanyahu came out, he disagreed with the president. hollywood jews have given a lot of money to obama and a lot of money to israel and this stance yesterday by our president is anti-israel and hurts us from a national security standpoint and going to give republicans fuel for the fire in 2012. >> i think it was a very pro israel move. >> i got to wrap it up here. obviously it was well timed out because the president is meeting today with netanyahu and he got the word in first. angela and steve, thanks so much for getting up bright and early and debating. >> thank you for having us. >> another part of the president's plan to give millions in aid to the middle east. if the mideast has money, why
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>> queen elizabeth is on this historic tour of ireland and she visited the guiness beer factory and it was interesting. show what happened. show what happened. there she is going out there. they all come out to greet her. now they present her with a guiness. ok. look at this. pretty good. now, the guiness storehouse there in midtown dublin, stuart has been there before once upon a time. >> and been thrown out just like that. >> thrown out. >> does the queen drink? >> yes. >> but you do not -- you don't ever see her drink. you don't see her eat. at least not on tape and don't see her drink on tape. don't do that. >> during the royal wedding, she did a high ball of some sort. i forget which one it was. something on the rocks. >> she takes a glass here and
there. yeah. >> let's talk a little bit about what happened with the president of the united states yesterday and apparently, he was in a good mood because he told the country of egypt, you know what? it's not getting out of jail free but we're going to forgive about a billion dollars worth of debt. listen to this. >> we do not want a democrat egypt to be saddled by the debts of its past. so we will relieve a democratic egypt of up to $1 billion in debt. and work with our egyptian partners to invest these resources, to foster growth and entrepreneurship. we will help egypt regain access to marketses by guaranteeing $1 billion in borrowing and we'll help them recover assets that were stolen. >> what do you think when you hear the president say that? >> number one, why do we have to pay? what about the saudis? they have more money than we do.
why are we paying for a foreign government when we in america have 9% unemployment and the general population thinks that 59% of us actually think that the economy is worse now than it was four years ago. and our quality of life has been eroded so why do we have to pay? and how are we going to pay this? we're broke! what are we supposed to do? borrow the money from china? pay interest to china and give it to the egyptians? what is this? >> i'll tell what you the foreign policy answer on this would be to why because egypt is central to the whole middle east process and we must try to keep them on our side somewhat in this process. >> we have been paying egypt at least $2 billion a year for 30 years. how has that worked out? >> not a personal opinion. i'm telling you what they're going to say. >> i take the point. we've had an infrastructure program of our own to the tune of a trillion dollars for the past couple of years. how's that worked out? i've put it to you that you cannot buy friendship. you cannot invest in friendship.
it's not there. >> we're going to forgive some of their debt. why doesn't anybody forgive our debt? >> are you kidding? this is america. nobody forgives. >> we're going to forgive you from our program to prepare for yours. >> we're about to reveal the name of the richest man in the world. the man about to become the richest man in the world. it's a change, new guy. >> surprise to him. >> yes, it will, too. >> thanks a lot. >> in the meantime, we were on to other stories making news overnight. take a look at these incredible pictures of houses completely surrounded by water in vicksburg, mississippi, some home owners building levees to keep the water out and as you can see, it's worked. the water is expected to stay above flood stage for weeks there and you can see not every house survives. heartbreaking. like that right there. the levee broke around that little house. meanwhile, the flooding also claiming its first victim in mississippi. it's believed 69-year-old walter cook was overwhelmed by
floodwaters. and has drowned. >> now the unabomber ted k kacinski. they want to test his d.n.a. to see if it matches evidence in the case. he's currently serving a life sentence. so far, he said i'm not giving you my d.n.a. >> that's right. meanwhile, dramatic new very owed of a police chase all caught on camera. it started when a police officer in summerville, south carolina, pulled this guy over. >> after the suspect starts a fight with the cop, he steals his car. and here is how it ended later. holy cow. the driver of the truck was not
hurt thankfully. the suspect tested positive for cocaine. >> check out this amazing catch. a virginia mom snags a foul ball in one hand while holding her baby boy in the other at a richmond flying squirrels game. tiffany goodwin snagged the ball before her husband, the man with the black gloves there even had a chance. i love that woman! she's a multitasker. she's got the baby in one hand and the glove in the other and the ball's in it. all right. way to go. >> i don't want to go through this segment. >> could you do that, brian? >> yes, i think i could actually do that. but -- >> yeah, right. >> as you do, you're actually taking that as a toss. no question. i'm sitting with rusty wallace and gentlemen, start your engines. it's going to be key because right now, it is nascar day all across america and car washes are being held across this country to raise money for kids. our next guest started early this morning, nascar champ rusty wallace is here. rusty, you don't even look wet.
how do you wash cars without looking wet? >> i stayed out of the line of fire from these kids. they're having a great time out there. it's for charity and showing us how to wash these cars and having a lot of fun this morning. >> i couldn't believe this number. since this started, nascar day in 2004, you raised $8 million. how do kids get into the action from 40 separate cities? >> this particular time this year, we decided to bring back the old school car washes and there's going to be 40 locations across the u.s. a lot of race tracks, california speedway, iowa speedway to name a few and so we're hoping to raise $1 million on nascar day. get one million hours of volunteerism for nascar.com and its new slogan, nascar unites so big incentive on may 20th, this friday, and the kids car wash is part of it. >> all right. these kids have been hand selected. you've interviewed all of them to find out what their car wash ability is. what sold you on this guy? how you doing, what's your name? >> gino. >> turn around for a second. what's it like washing the car that rusty wallace brought over
with him. is that pretty cool. >> yeah. >> what's your experience washing cars? >> what? >> you didn't interview him, preinterview him. >> he rubs really hard. he's doing a good job and has all the black marks off the car. this is greg bissell's car but they're giving all this product to use. >> we have a big race this weekend. >> big race this weekend. all star race saturday night at charlotte motor speedway and big race on sunday at iowa speedway, that's two big races this weekend and all doing a lot of cool things for the nascar foundation and nascar day. >> you're one of the great personalities when you were racing and out of racing. have you gotten over the fact you're not racing anymore? >> that's a good question. i haven't gotten over that fact yet. people ask me every day, do you miss driving? i do. every time i see the guys go around the track. i'm like get out of there. i know how it's done. >> you can drive the streets. is that your fix? you can go like all of us. >> i don't know if you've been here a long time, folks that haven't been to new york. you guys dug the roads up. there's no pavement out there.
>> we don't go with pavement. people end up going too fast. >> it's rocks. >> thanks for coming down. it's all part of that nascar day. you got to raise a million bucks. go to nascar.com and find out more. rusty wallace you're a fine spokesman, wonderful driver and a legend. rusty, toss to steve and gretchen to find out what's coming up next. >> what about the weather? what's going on next? there's a lot of stuff going on. >> you're outside, rusty. you should know what the weather is. that kid has the perfect answer when asked a tough question, he simply said what? >> i know. actually, he channelled borat. exactly. >> very nicely done. all right, brian and rusty, thank you. >> here's what's coming up on our show now. no more knocking. now another state says it's ok for cops to sneak and peek without a warrant in your house. is someone showing the fourth amendment the door? we'll debate that. >> and then seven time tour de france winner lance armstrong's former teammate with a confession about the star cycler and it's not good.
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booster epo while they were on the same team. armstrong's attorneys says the allegations are simply not true. gretch? brian, over to you. >> recent court rulings are giving cops the ok now to enter your home without a warrant even if you're not there. so many people are asking this question. is our fourth amendment under attack? >> like, for example, judge andrew napolitano, the host of "freedom watch". you were just a kid when the british -- we were fighting for our freedom and we were trying to keep the british from storming into our homes. >> i knew thomas jefferson! >> but this bothers you in all seriousness. >> it does bother me. here's what this is about. this is the patriot act which was enacted october 15th, 2011. you remember the time period. it was about a month after -- after 9/11. the patriot act authorized judges to authorize federal agents to enter people's homes, plant wireless listening devices, go through their papers and take them and not tell them. now, prior to the patriot act,
if the government entered your home to take something from you, they gave you an inventory of what they took and they gave a copy of it to your lawyer. so that you would know what was taken to you. all of a sudden, your checkbook is gone. what is it? is it a thief or the government? what's new here is the government has reported that this has been used thousands of times on nonterrorist matters. police have used this authority to cut corners. obviously, it is easier for them to prosecute someone if they have something from the person and the person doesn't know they have it. >> all right. so your beef -- i know you don't like the patriot act to begin with. let's divide it between terrorists and nonterrorists, what you're saying is that they shouldn't be using the patriot act at all on the local level. >> yes, the patriot act was enacted by the congress. identi i've disagreed with it. there was good faith reasons for it. we were assaulted on 9/11. the police had to figure out who
those monsters were so they were lessened. i disagreed with that. premise was for terrorist activities. now we find out that federal agents and local police are using the authorities under the patriot act for ordinary criminal prosecutions. and we find it in the same week in which the supreme court says that the police smelled marijuana outside your house, they can break down the door. the indiana supreme court says the police have a right to come in even if it's not to investigate a crime. so we're seeing, you pointed this out earlier in the break. we're seeing a wearing away of the protections that jefferson and the boys put in the fourth amendment so that the government, whether it's the british agents or american agents can't do that to you. >> all right, judge, coming up on "freedom watch" is this going to be one of the topics? >> no, this is not going to be one of the topics. unless you want to come on the show. we're talking about entitlements. we're talking about medicare. i'm defending paul ryan's plan gradually to walk back medicare and the face of nancy pelosi and company who have ads of old
ladies being pushed over cliffs. >> coming up at 8:00 on the fox business network. >> will you be watching? >> that tall, skinny guy on this network. >> i'll be watching you. >> we have to be watching this. do you like your burger red, juicy in the middle? too bad, the government is back in the food business. should it be allowed to regulate the red when we go to a restaurant. >> this is interactive. we just read. the titanic set to sail again. jack and kate are about to make a comeback. i love this song. never heard it before. [ female announcer ] it's new, and it's the most delicious thing that's ever happened to cinnamon. introducing cinnamon burst cheerios. 20% daily value of fiber bursting with the delicious taste of cinnamon. new cinnamon burst cheerios. prepare your taste buds. new cinnamon burst cheerios. funny thing about vegetables... they fill you up without filling you out. yes! v8 juice gives you three of your five daily servings of vegetables.
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has got to be cooked to 155 degrees. other states are cracking down, too, should the government be regulating red meat and what we eat? here with a debate is steven elliott, restaurant owner and founder of rareburger.com. i think we know where he stands and robert ferguson, nutritionist and author of the book "diet free for life." steven joins us from raleigh and robert is in miami. steven, you think this rule is ridiculous. >> i think it's absolutely ridiculous. i don't have anything against health inspectors. they're doing what they're told. they're generally very nice people. i don't think we should have to eat cinders or charcoal. we want a nice juicy pink burger. we don't want a nanny state that tells us what to eat. it's patently ridiculous. can't order a rare burger but they can sell sushi, raw fish. they can serve all sorts of foods that can make people sick. >> sure. >> i do feel that, you know,
someone under 18 or a child may not be able to eat that burger but otherwise, an adult should be able to make the choice what they eat. >> ok. robert, he makes a good point. you can pick up e-coli from all sorts of stuff, raw milk, apple cider, spinach, stuff like that. >> well, you know what? here's the deal. i mean, if you go back to 1993, when we had the big breakout as far as the american burger being contaminated with e-coli, 700 people came to actually come down with this disease and it wasn't a good thing and four kids died as a result. being the father of two kids, guess what, i don't want my kid finding themselves in some restaurant eating a rare burger and then coming down with such a negative disease. >> steven -- >> that would be my big argument. >> sure. >> steven, i understand in north carolina there are restaurants where you can go into where they serve burgers and, you know, a wink and a nod and they will serve you a rare burger, right?
>> absolutely. there's sort of a black market in rare burgers. if you're someone they recognize or someone you may deem as hip and you ask for a burger, rare, we'll make it as pink as we possibly can and that's code word for we're going to give you a rare burger because they know, you're an adult and you want to make a choice. and frankly, my daughter does enjoy medium rare burgers. she's 8 years old and i think i should be able to make the decision whether she eats that. but i do understand at someone who is older, an elderly person or a very young child could become very sick from that meat. but there's an advisory on the menu warning us like you do on a pack of cigarettes. >> that's one alternative. ultimately, though, robert, you don't like the government telling you what you can and cannot eat, do you? >> oh, no, no. of course not. i'm not the person who is going to side with the government as far as taking away our liberties. however, i do agree when you talk about mass consumption that it's to everyone's best interest
that we take the safest road and if someone can nod and they want to put their health at risk with owe coli salmonella, go for it. because you know better when you're an adult. when you're talking about kids, if you've ever experienced e-coli, that's something we don't want to take a risk for. >> absolutely. robert ferguson joining us from miami. guys, thank you very much. have a great weekend. >> thank you, steve. >> all right. speaking of burgers, is that ronald mcdonald waving good-bye? a new call for mcdonald's to can the clown for making kids fat! but mcdonald's biting back. and will this school graduation go on? one person, one person who didn't even go to the school wants it canceled because of the cross on the outside of the building. should demands from that one person dictate what the majority wants? hear from a family who says no
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>> tgif, everyone. hope you're looking forward to your weekend. it's friday, may 20th. thanks for sharing your time. astonishing shift in foreign policy. president obama saluting the palestinian plan for peace. expect a confrontation at the white house today as israel's prime minister makes his way to washington. >> they don't get along anyway. this won't help things. is that ronald waving good-bye? some people want the mcdonald's mascot to hit the road for making kids fat. the fast food giant now weighing in in the future of the iconic clown. >> and then there were two. >> after 95 million votes, the
biggest number at this point in any season, the first person with a shot at the title is -- >> that is a cliffhanger. 95 million americans voted. but who made the final cut? spoiler alert. we will tell you straight ahead. "fox & friends" hour two for this friday starts now. >> good morning. >> i don't think we can play that clip anymore. >> who was that? arnold schwarzenegger? >> he's not many good mornings. >> going through a rough patch. >> speaking of a rough patch, can you imagine being in the oval office later on today when the president of the united states sits down with netanyahu, the guy that runs israel because yesterday when apparently we gave the israelis a heads up. there's not going to be any surprises in what the president
says during his speech regarding what's going on in the middle east. well, there was a gigantic one. he says that the palestinians -- >> didn't give him a heads up originally. >> he said israel and palestine should agree to go back to the borders to those two nations had back in 1967. >> but i think bibi did get worried about it because apparently he called secretary of state hillary clinton before the speech and was very upset at the fact this was going to be said but whatever the details are, the president was pretty clear. >> the united states believes that negotiations should result in two states with permanent palestinian borders with israel, jordan and egypt and permanent israeli borders with palestine. we believe the borders of israel and palestine should be based on the 1967 lines with mutually agreed swaps so that secure and
recognized borders are established for both states. >> so this is just a small portion of a 35 minute address that was 45 minutes late. you're both right in that first, the israelis were told we're not going to include much about you guys. >> right. >> as of tuesday, the speech on tuesday had nothing on it. >> gretchen is right. at the last minute, they said we're going to include the thing about the 1967 border and benjamin netanyahu called up personally and said hey, remember senator hillary clinton? at that time in 2004 you signed a piece of paper under president bush that said you will not recognize the 1967 borders at any time and without wide bipartisan support. >> the interesting thing is why the president would give this speech yesterday. he knows he's going to meet with netanyahu today. many analysts are saying it's because the president wanted to get his word out first, in other words setting the table for how the negotiations would go today. here's how israel looks right now if we stay with the current borders and here's what israel would look like under the obama plan where basically it would
only be eight miles wide and also it's my understanding that jerusalem would be cut back in half again and the east part would go back to the palestinians. a lot of people are wondering this morning, when you lay out a plan like this. this is the first president to actually publicly say that he believes we should go back to 1967. does that take the incentive away from the arabs, then, to come to the negotiating table? because it looks as if this president on their side and what does it say to israel about the united states commitment to them? >> the big thing it says to israel is not good because this has been the plan that the palestinians have wanted for a very long time. so it looks as if on its face that the president is tipping our hand in favor of the palestinians. i'll tell you what, mitt romney yesterday said this. president obama has thrown israel under the bus. he has disrespected israel and undermined its ability to negotiate peace. he has also violated a first principle of american foreign policy which is to stand firm by our friends.
big question -- who now are our friends? >> coming up a little bit later to weigh in on this, illinois senator mark kirk and just a quick mention, too, the president was extremely deferential to iraq and its promise for peace and also went out of his way to stop trying to be friendly with iran because they don't want to be friendly. he called them out and he gave assad, better get out of the way or start instituting some democratic reforms and another thing, he did call out hamas saying how can you possibly have a deal with a group of people that don't want you to exist. he did say -- here's my special envoy and this is camp david and i want everyone here for talks. he laid it out and said i have a major problem with a group of people that doesn't want to negotiate. >> he also sounded a lot like george w. bush, talking about pro democracy movement sweeping that particular area and the good thing unlike last time he made a big speech, first one in cairo, there was no real apology. >> yeah. >> unfortunately, that's going to get lost in the headlines that he was so similar to george w. bush because of the israeli statements.
let's do other headlines for your friday because flooding here continuing in louisiana where waters diverted to the river basin, i hope i said that right, is slowly swamping communities. towns are being sacrificed to save the big cities like baton rouge. chris guiterrez is live for us there. good morning, chris. >> good morning to you, gretchen. to give yoan idea of how high the river is out here, take a look at this picture here. usually you can clearly see the name baton rouge written in red on the side of this levee. you see it in the middle of your screen? come back live with us and now you can barely make out the tops of those letters written in red over on the side of the levee. u.s. geological survey is in charge of monitoring these river levels and we went out with a team to see how they do it. watch this. >> in the middle of the mississippi river -- >> i've never seen the river this high. >> a team of hydrologists. >> historical event. >> takes readings of the water racing past baton rouge. >> amazing the power that water
has. >> a foot and a half below the surface. >> going to lower this down into the water. >> high-tech radars track how quickly the sentiments in the water are carried downstream. >> send in a sound signal down into the water and what it's doing is reflecting back off the sentiments that are being transported by the water column. >> and then a computer on the boat. >> this is sending the commands down to the unit. >> sends the velocity readings on to the army corps of engineers. >> so they have the most current information as far as what's going on here in baton rouge so they can control, you know, the morganza floodway and all those decisions will be based on these measurements. >> and this morning, guys, there are a half dozen teams with the usgs working in the state of louisiana right now. back to you guys. >> thank you very much for your reporting down there. we hope the situation down there improves. now the rest of the headlines. $6 million bailout for the head of the international monetary fund. this morning, dominique strauss-khan will be released on house arrest after his third wife put up a million bucks in cash and a $5 million bond.
strauss-khan will be confined to a luxury apartment, wear an ankle monitor and pay $200,000 a month for armed guards to watch him. british government confirming today 400 of its troops now in afghanistan will return home later this year. all 9500 of them will be completely withdrawn by 2014. that is despite grumblings by britain's defense chiefs who say they aren't ready to come home. one the british troops leave, the government is planning to shrink its military. a live look at the first of four spacewalks under way in the endeavour mission. two astronauts are performing routine maintenance on the international space station and change out some of the experiments there and tomorrow, the astronauts may be asked to take a close look at some of the damaged heat shield tiles. if needed, they can fix them with the very special caulk apparently before they come back down. one of the most popular movies of all time returning to a theater near you and this time, the whole shabang is going to be in 3d.
>> iceberg straight ahead! pull away. >> the water is freezing and there aren't enough boats! >> that was the original titanic in 2d. the 3d version hits theaters in april 2012. it marks the 100 anniversary the titanic's first and only voyage. apparently, james cameron had quite a task ahead of him by putting this into 3d because he only had so much footage to work with. they weren't going to bring everybody back. >> he's the guy that did "avatar" in 3d. he would know something about it. did you see the ads where an outfit called the corporate accountability international bought ads in papers saying hey, mcdonald's, time to put ronald mcdonald out to pasture because he's making your kids fat. >> because the food they believe in mcdonald's even though you can eat at mcdonald's and eat healthy, if you choose. they're getting kids fat so they want to ban ronald mcdonald and
there was a huge conference in chicago of all the shareholders and they brought this issue up. >> apparently, very few people at the conference supported that new initiative to try and oust ronald mcdonald and actually the ceo of mcdonald's came out swinging yesterday and said i think ronald is here to stay. has nothing to do with kids getting fat. this is a parental decision and all about choice. that's the word he kept using. >> it's disheartening to see people rally wered a clown. when bozo was on the ropes, nobody was rallyying for him. >> you know who the original ronald mcdonald was? willard scott. >> he's a lot less scary than the burger king guy. >> someone between al roker. >> last night, it was so fantastic on "american idol." they're now down to two. the amazing thing is the two finalists are kids. i mean, they're under 17, i think. >> 17 and 16.
>> which two kids? >> after the nationwide vote, the person who will compete against scottie in the finale is -- lauren alaina. which means we say good-bye to haley, ladies and gentlemen. >> haley was absolutely in shock and looked a little ticked off that she was voted off the island so the final two are going to be scottie mccreery, 17-year-old kid who occasionally quotes the bible, doesn't like grits but is addicted and lauren alaina who is just 15 years old when she entered. they changed the rules this year. and just think about it. 9 amillion votes were cast.
15 million more than this time last year. >> they're so talented and so at home, they'll be around forever and they'll be the ones that hold. on i get the sense. >> these two should record a duet. >> that will be a good idea if you supply the money and you can factor yourself into that. we're going to be at "american idol" and we're going to have the wrap-up show and have both winners, the runner-up and the winner next week, out in front of the staples center because the lakers are out of the playoffs. >> good. we'll look forward to that. will graduation go on? one person wants it cancel because of the cross outside of this building. should the minority dictate what the majority wants? a family from that school says no. >> then president obama's mideast speech is creating a lot of controversy but senator mark kirk says it still didn't have enough teeth. he's here live approaching studio e to talk with us. you're watching "fox & friends" on a friday. >> he personally reflected rio speedwagon. fiber one chewy bar.
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>> welcome back, everyone. president obama calling for a return to the 1957 border agreement between israel and palestine. it's a plan that has critics on both sides of the aisle including republican illinois senator mark kirk who is my guest right now. good morning to you. a lot of people were stunned when the president made this announcement yesterday and really, the whole other part of the speech was overwhelmed by this statement, right? >> that's right. and it was ironic on the timing. the very same month that the palestinian authority enter into alliance with a terrorist organization, hamas, where secretary of state clinton has certified as supporting terror and responsible for the murder of 26 americans, the president then sides with a key palestinian negotiating point. i think it was very poor timing. >> do you think that the timing, though, was on purpose
because today, the president will meet with israel's prime minister netanyahu. >> i'm a bit confused because now this is going to be an extraordinarily difficult meeting at the white house. the president will also appear before 11,000 pro israel activists on sunday and we're all wondering how that's going to go. >> uh-huh. wouldn't it be that the president might be saying, hey, i'm going to state my case in advance of this meeting so now that netanyahu knows where i stand going into it? >> yes, the president clearly -- he has lurched to the palestinian side on a key negotiating point. and for the rest of us, i think congress is worrying should we continue to provide over $200 million in taxpayer assistance to the palestinian authority now that it is formally aligned with the terrorist organization. >> so many other issues going on. i want to pick your brain on this one. the president is going to visit the c.i.a. today and we know that you and 33 other senate g.o.p. leaders have sent him a letter asking him to stop this interrogation of c.i.a. agents. >> that's right. those c.i.a. agents interrogating terrorists trying to carry out their duty to
protect their country should not be prosecuted so we're calling on the president this morning when he speaks at the c.i.a., he should say i am stopping the prosecution of your agents because i know they were doing their duty to protect the country. i hope he says that. we'll see. >> it's interesting because after the killing of osama bin laden, this topic came back up in full force. because many people said, well, it was exactly those interrogations that led us to osama bin laden and yet, now, our own people may, in fact, be criminalized. >> right. more importantly, it's the chilling effect. if a c.i.a. agent knows that eric holder is standing right around the corner with a potential indictment and prison sentence, you're going to go light on terrorists and we need to go heavy on terrorists and we need our -- especially the c.i.a. to be extremely forward leaning, to take risks in difficult places and not to be always lawyered up. >> and that's -- if you talk to the people in the field, they're doing just the opposite right now.
i want to take a look at this fox poll because it's very interesting. the majority of voters when we're talking about funding and providing aid for pakistan, here's what they say. 73% of americans believe that we should stop funding pakistan. where do you stand on that? >> here's the difficulty. our supply lines, the beans and bullets that keep our army in afghanistan going, if we supply war on pakistan, it will be very difficult to supply general petraeus and his forces in pakistan. i think it's three dimensional chess knowing that parts of the pakistani government work for bin laden and support him. other parts very much oppo oppo. a key turning point is when they assassinated the very popular prime minister and when that began, they began authorizing these drone strikes. as much as politicians complain. they have authorized the drone strikes. >> it's a difficult place for the united states, we need them
at the same time. senator kirk, great to see you in person. thanks so much. >> you bet. coming up on our show, arnold's hollywood comeback on hold as another possible mistress comes out of the woodwork. latest developments coming up next and what's the best way to relieve stress. look at brian, i think he's got it down. he's relaxing while your wife does the work. why am i reading this? a stunning survey that has women doing all the chores. as a woman, i can attest to that. brian is on board to this, too. this one works. ooh, the price sure dsn't. i'm tired of shopping around. [ sigh ] too bad you're not buying car insurance. like that's easy. , it is. progressive direct showed me their rates and the rates of their competitors. i saved hundreds when switching. we could use hundreds. yeah.
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actually, she has three other kids. show the other kids. i think she likes the action stars. i think this woman -- >> oh, man! he'll be back! but when exactly? arnold schwarzenegger is -- he's putting his hollywood comeback on hold right now and courtney friel is here live on the curvy couch with new details about the kid he never hid. >> this scandal continues. new information keeps coming out every night so here's the latest. here's what's happened overnight. around schwarzenegger and mistress's love child went on vacations with the schwarzenegger family. all while maria shriver and their kids had no idea they were related. that's according to "the new york post" which also reports arnold spoiled the boy's older brother, too, buying them both lavish gifts and giving them cash. we're learning from radar on-line that maria finally confronted housekeeper patty and was asked if her son was fathered by arnold to which she broke down and confessed and
that's when maria confronted her husband who admitted the boy was his. and look, we knew more women were going to be coming out of the woodwork. now, this 52-year-old actress named gigi whose only claim to fame was a role on "little house on the prairie" claims she was intimate with the terminator back in 1989 while he was married. she also says that she was paid 20 grand in 2005 to keep quiet. arnold who was the governor of california at the time denies all of this. she has since hired the celebrity lawyer gloria allred to represent her. we're not sure why. >> shocking. >> exactly. meanwhile, arnold's acting career, as you mentioned is on hold. he had signed on to star in a movie and was reportedly paid a $12 million advance for that. his reps say he's focusing on personal matters and isn't willing to commit to production timelines and will resume when the time is right. this includes the "terminator"
franchise and the governator was an animated project in the works. that's been put on hold according to the producers. >> we know arnold is still living in her house. do we know where maria is. they're in a hotel somewhere, right? >> i understand that maria had apparently hired before this hit the fan. >> laura wasser. >> very powerful. >> britney spears and worked with kevin fedderline. >> according to some of the reports in tinseltown, maria hasn't decided whether or not she wants a divorce. is that possible? >> i would think it would depend on how many women come out of the woodwork. if it looks like it's a tiger woods situation. >> oh, man, you're right. thank you very much. >> that's not my business to decide what they should do with their marriage. i just report on it. good luck to them both, though. >> well done. thanks for bringing us up to date on that juicy tidbit. meanwhile, straight ahead, newt gingrich already under fire and only been on the campaign trail
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>> this is going to shock you. i know it's going to shock you because you haven't heard it before. when women do household chores, their stress levels are lowered if their husbands help them. >> right. >> but from -- and not just on mother's day. but for men, their stress drops when their wives keep busy. >> yeah. >> while they -- excuse me, i'm talking. while they kick back and relax. now you can relax. >> so, for example, i've managed to keep my wife busy and therefore, i can do this. i know that. right. but i'm able to sit back and relax and that is why i don't have the stress. >> here's the scientific evidence behind this. according to a new study published in the journal of family psychology that measured hormone levels in couples who are both the men and women earn money and have children, researchers suggest it's because there's something rejuvenating about having down time when you know someone else is working. what? something maniacal about that.
so while -- >> shoe? >> the husbands are happier when their wives are busy doing something else. >> right. >> this is wrong on so many levels. bill o'reilly joins us right now from the bill o'reilly compound. >> way too many men around me. >> bill, do you find this is disturbing to watch as i do? >> no. >> why not? >> because it's just what nature dictated. you know? >> what? >> adam and eve, you do the chores. i'll relax. >> look at the jungle and the lions. the men don't do any of the work in the jungle. it's the women that take care of the kids and kill the caribou and then bring it back and the guy sits there with his hair growing out. >> so what you're saying, o'reilly, is you like having somebody else do your chores. >> you know, i'm a kind of guy who is a very intellectual type of person who is kind of just always thinking about the universe and the country and the welfare, all human beings but the chore thing just takes care of itself. i don't know how that happens but it does.
>> selection of duties. all right. mr. o'reilly, let's talk about this. i know you have written a column in today's "new york post" talking about how the liberal media has been protecting the president of the united states and going after republicans in -- you know, in excerpts like this one from this past week's "meet the press." let's watch this. >> you gave a speech in georgia with language a lot of people think could be coded racially tinged language calling the president, first black president a food stamp president. what did you mean? what was the point? >> come organizatin, david. that's bizarre. this automatic reference to racism, this is the president of the united states. the president of the united states has to be held accountable and the idea and what i said is factually true. 47 million americans are on food stamps. 1 out of every 6 americans are on food stamps and to hide behind the charge of racism, i have never said anything about president obama which is racist. >> what do you think about what
david gregory just asked newt? >> look, when i did my interview with president obama on super bowl sunday, i asked and you may remember if he was a football fan. you know a lot about the game, you know, how would i know? he's a basketball player. i watched him throw out the first pitch and it bounced six times before it got to the plate. i don't know if he's a football guy. and next day on hbo, he's a racist. there's a racist. you're going to see that. you're going to see that a lot by the mainstream media. they understand that they have a lot of emotion invested in barack obama. a lot. and if he loses the upcoming election, that's going to reflect poorly on the mainstream media so they are going to go with a vengeance to help him in the upcoming campaign. there is no question about it. >> you've written an article about that in the paper today, let's talk about the president's speech yesterday because i think some of the big headlines people are not talking about this morning like how much he sounded like president bush with the bush doctrine because of what he
said about israel. so what did you take away from that speech? >> well, i mean, i saw it a little bit differently. i'm a little cynical about the palestinian-israeli thing. i've been doing this for 35 years and the day i stepped into a newsroom, the same situation existed that does today. and i just don't think that thing is ever going to get solved. i hope it does. i don't pay a lot of attention on a day-to-day basis to that. i think the bigger picture was that president obama continues to do outreach to the muslim world, continues to try to persuade them that the united states is a noble nation and he's losing. if you look at the new pugh poll, he's down. the muslims don't like him. his approval ratings are at the same level as president bush's approval rating. muslim world doesn't like america and what barack obama is doing isn't working. >> his speech was remarkably similar to the approach that president bush took and unlike his approach he took in 2009. so whatever happened, he didn't
apologize yesterday and i felt that was a good thing. >> well, i mean, he's got nothing to apologize for. if president obama had apologized yesterday, that would have been the election right there. the americans would have said this guy doesn't know what he's doing. out of there. he couldn't do that. he tried to send a message that the muslim world has to stop persecuting their own people including women and you have to get into the 21st century economic flow. those are two good messages but the muslim world doesn't like america and it doesn't matter who the president is. >> if you want to do some chores, you know where i live on long island. especially you, kilmeade, you can stop by any time. >> you say that, i come by and i can't get by the german shepherds and the iron gates. >> and the alligators. >> right after you get dressed you're going to do all the chores. >> all right. good for you. >> we know that bill o'reilly loves hollywood icons. debbie reynolds is in the
studio. she is going to be with us in about two minutes, you don't want to miss it. >> i'm looking forward to that. in the meantime, here are the rest of the headlines this morning. president may be about to break the law. his authority to conduct a military intervention in libya without a declaration of war apparently runs out tomorrow. under the war powers act, the president can conduct the military operation for 60 days without seeking a declaration from congress. the white house has not yet released a plan as to how they might address this tomorrow. >> meanwhile, the president of tokyo electric power company which runs the fukushima nuclear plant in japan is stepping down nearly three months after that massive tsunami hit the facility in march. brand new photos show the plant completely flooded just moments after the tsunami hit setting off one of the worst nuclear disasters in world history. brian? >> all right, a woman from texas pulled over, arrested and put in jail. all because she didn't use her blinker before turning!
>> i'm going to jail because i didn't put a blinker on. and he said yes, you're going to jail for not putting your blinker on. i said you go to jail for that? yes, you can. >> later, i'll be talking to my correspondent debbie reynolds to comment on that. she just did. it turns out failing to use your signal when driving is an arrestable offense in texas. she spent a night in jail before the judge threw out the case and that indeed are your headlines. now it's time to talk directly to debbie. >> i'm so excited. she's a living hollywood legend who starred in hollywood classics like "singing in the rain." >> ♪ good morning good morning it's great to stay up late good morning good morning to you ♪ >> over the years, actress debb debbie reynolds has held on to pieces of hollywood history and now she's auctioning off her collection. honor to have you. >> thank you. here i have my harpo marx hat.
>> is that it actually? >> it is the actual one. that's the cutest thing in the whole world. >> the hair came with it? >> yes, the hair came with it. he plunked it on and there it was. >> you're going to auction this off along with your entire collection. >> 5,000 costumes and all inside the thrones, the cleopatra thrones and everything. i bought everything. i didn't want anything to get away from me because i just thought it was ridiculous that we weren't saving our history. motion pictures, american motion pictures influenced the whole world. >> sure. >> so why didn't -- why don't we have a museum? >> we'll put the stuff in a dumpster. >> well, a lot of it they were, a lot of it i just bought. >> good for you. >> but this is a 1930 and then 1975. and then 1970 and i couldn't stand to see it go.
>> that's sewn into over at the waldorf. >> marilyn was a very tiny girl. she was a great girl. i knew her and she was a wonderful girl and all the boys should have loved her. >> she was hot, right? >> oh, yeah. i say as a woman, ordinarily i wouldn't say to you brother, was she hot? >> you can appreciate beauty.
>> yeah. >> speaking of another beauty, you have this from the ascot dress, you know. it's beautiful. >> another dress from the wizard of oz. >> judy garland. >> the slippers and that has the slippers, the little red slippers. >> how many pairs are those? >> i know the smithsonian has got one. >> smithsonian has one. all together, we had stand-ins and they had shoes. >> the ones i have are the arabian ones. >> now, any mixed emotions about getting rid of this? >> yeah, i'm sick inside. you know what i have to say, i tried, i tried, i tried for how many, 50 years to get this done. a museum. because they have museum for bowlers and baseball players and i figured -- >> but no one goes. >> nobody goes. sure they do, they go to this museum and the rock 'n' roll museums. i wanted them for motion pictures but they didn't get it done. so i'm going to share it with
everybody. >> something you do get done is you're still on the road 42 weeks a year performing. >> can't keep me off. >> where is -- >> she does spades! the ambition never leaves you. >> get the old bag home and since we are doing a morning show, do you mind doing a little bit of good morning. >> ♪ good morning good morning. we dance the whole night through good morning to you and you and you ♪ >> fantastic. >> you could do a morning show. >> i could. i'll just stick around. i'll stay here you just sat on the marx brothers hat. >> oh, dear! >> didn't talk. who cares? >> i hope it sells for an awful lot. it's worth like -- >> looks good. >> very cute. >> the auction is on june 18th in los angeles but it goes all over the internet everywhere all over the world. china. >> fantastic. if people would like to know more about it.
they can go to our web site at foxnews.com. >> do it, folks! do it! >> ok. fantastic. >> as long as you promise to come back. >> bye, folks. >> all right. >> here's what we have coming up next. a bizarre twist in the case of the tylenol deaths. that was way back in 1982. peter johnson jr. up next with the unabomber connection and the fight with his d.n.a. now. >> one person wants graduation canceled because there's a cross outside the building. a family from that school says no way, they will join us. someone catch debbie. [ male announcer ] from nutritional science comes centrum. with vitami and merals balanced to support your energy... ♪ ...immune function... ♪
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now, nearly 30 years ago, investigators want a d.n.a. sample from him in connection with a 1982 tylenol poisoning. fox news legal analyst peter johnson jr. heard about this and is here to explain. how does this happen? >> well, the f.b.i. is re-examining the entire case. and so now they're looking at ted kaczynski as a potential suspect in the case. they may have in the past, there was a man named louis, james louis that went to jail for 12 years for extortion after these events and according to some published reports, he's always been looked at as a person of interest in this case. but now, they want the unabomber's d.n.a. to make some determinations about what went on. as you remember, seven people died as a result of the tylenol. a bunch -- and at least one family. the unabomber himself was responsible for killing three different people in 16 explosions. >> good to get an answer to this. they did respond in the right way but here's the thing. they said they need d.n.a. from
the unabomber. he says yeah, cut me a deal first before i give you d.n.a. can he do that? >> he wanted a deal with regard. we heard about these things being auctioned on the internet. his correspondence, his diaries, materials from his wilderness shack, all that kind of stuff. he's saying, no, i want that stuff because i want the capacity to defend myself if you folks come after me on these tylenol murders. and so he's saying i need to be able to show where i was at a certain point in time to present an alibi. the point is we don't know specifically how credible the f.b.i. sees him as a potential suspect. >> you know what? does it show they've advanced the investigation to a point they can share it with the public? >> not necessarily. i think it got out, whether they decide to put it out, the f.b.i. through some back channel where someone else became aware of it, we don't really know at this point but we do know that this
-- these tylenol murders changed the way that we packaged drugs in america. and really gripped america in terms of fear. and so i think the f.b.i. looking at this guy's scope of what he did, was it within his to do? did he have that kind of capacity? obviously, the past has proven that he did. is the evidence there? we don't know. >> cliffhanger. peter johnson jr., you cheated on us with sean hannity the other night. we'll discuss that during the break. >> long time friend. >> graduation has been in the same building for 70 years. now, because of one person complaining, tradition could go down the tubes. should the minority dictate what the majority gets? a family from that school next. on this day in 1983, peter johnson was how old? we'll find out. michael jackson has the number one hit "beat it" and we had his coat on monday. >> sing it! sing it!
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>> for close to 70 years, seniors at neptune high school in new jersey have received their dmoiplomas at that place right there. this year, the aclu wants graduation moved because one person complained how it was being held in a christian-owned facility and it had a cross on the outside right there and it violated the separation between church and state. darren stevenson is set to graduate in june. his mom roslind is with us on the curvy couch. great to have you. >> darren, what are the kids at neptune high school saying about this thing where the aclu says you can't have it there because they have the big cross on the outside. >> the kids at the school are really disappointed because
everybody before them graduated from the auditorium so like, very disappointed if i can't graduate from the auditorium. >> it would be the end of the tradition. we saw the cross on the outside and there's a couple of religious signs on the inside. i think two of the oldest electrical signs in america are there and the aclu wants to cover it up. this is not a church. >> right. it's an auditorium. i mean, i explain to people, i've never seen a church that had a 25 foot electric flag across its pulpit. and it's -- >> it's a mixed use building. >> mixed use building. there's concerts held there. there's a lot of activities held there and the auditorium has a lot of significance, historically and just in the community as a whole. >> right. and right now, the aclu says you can't do it. the school district to their credit is standing firm. >> yes. >> we've dropped a couple of hymns. we've dropped "onward christian soldiers" from the program. >> just a musical number. they did drop it from the program.
>> but the idea right now, darren, is for you to walk down the aisle of that building in june. what do you think about the fact that, apparently, it was one person who attended the commencement last year who i don't even think had a child at the school and didn't graduate. >> grandparent. >> it was a grandparent. they complained. what do you think about that? >> i just don't understand why they would like try to mess up a tradition in the city that they don't even belong to. the tradition has been so good. i've been wanting to go to the auditorium to graduate ever since i was little. ever since my cousins graduated there. i just always wanted to be there. and one person to mess it all up for me. i'd be disappointed. >> doesn't that bother you, that one person can screw it up for everybody? >> it does. and, you know, parents have said that sometimes, you know, change does start with one person but this isn't even a person as far as the community. it's, you know, it's really
unfortunate and another parent had said this is the one day our kids feel like rock stars and we treat them like rock stars and that auditorium is just a fabulous place. it's beautiful. it's well lit. and when that -- >> been in a bunch of movies. >> been in a bunch of movies. when that flag turns on, you're talking about pride and america and u.s.a., i mean, we're -- it brings you to tears and it's just a big, you know, a nice event for the whole town. >> it is and it's a mixed use building. it's an auditorium. >> it is an auditorium. >> not a church. >> good enough, we thank you both for joining us. >> thank you for having us. >> thank you. >> good luck to you by the way when you graduate. straight ahead, he won $2 million but still collects food stamps. he will be here live to tell you why that's ok and the state should pay him. then did president obama throw israel under the bus? geraldo rivera weighs in on that big decision to supported a palestinian plan for peace. lexus holds s value
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>> gretchen: tgif, it's friday, may 20 and it's my parents' 50th wedding anniversary. congratulations, mom and dad. you've been fabulous parents and i couldn't be more proud of you. coming up, president obama saluting the palestinian plan for peace, creating controversy. >> what kind of president urges a country to destroy itself and submit its people to potential genocide? that's what obama has just done. >> gretchen: coming up, why we can expect a confrontation today 'cause those two guys are getting together. >> netanyahu and obama. >> steve: he won millions of dollars in the lottery and he still gets paid food stamps. >> you're going to sit there and
try to make me feel bad, you aren't going to do it. it ain't going to happen. so you might as well just ship on out. good-bye. >> steve: that guy just shipped on out to our curvy couch. he will be here live to state his defense. >> brian: maybe in a robe. he's one of the finalists to "celebrity apprentice" and on track to win it all. country music star john rich will also be back on our couch telling us what the secret to making it in the tough world of donald trump. "fox & friends" starts right now >> steve: we don't see enough shots of baby pools filled with cream corn as we just saw a moment ago. >> brian: right. usually our budget would exceed that. >> great for your skin, i understand. >> gretchen: we can arrange that for you, but first i have to read the headlines. we start with a fox news alert. he's not a free man by any
means, but the head of the international monetary fund accused of assaulting a hotel maid is about to be release from jail. he's going on house arrest after his third wife put up a million dollars in cash and $5 million bond. he will be confined to a rented new york city apartment. he'll wear an ankle monitor and pay $200,000 a month for armed guards to make sure he stays put. he's due back in court june 6. widespread protests underway in syria today. witnesses say syrian security forces started shooting into the air to break up huge crowds in banias. one protester reported deaths so far. protests underway near damascus. this just a day after president obama warned syrian president eye sad to embrace democracy or get out of office. the first of four space walks underway this morning in the endeavor mission. two astronauts are performing
routine maintenance on the international space station and changing out experiments there. tomorrow they may be asked to take a close look at some of the heat shield tiles that were damaged during lift - off. if needed, they will fix them with very special astronaut caulk. lance armstrong's former teammate says he used performance enhancing drugs. tyler hamilton says he saw armstrong use testosterone and a blood booster while they were on the same team. armstrong's attorney is accusing hamilton of lying to try to get a book deal and says armstrong never failed a drug test. another teammate made similar allegations. >> brian: things are tightening around him. pleasure to bring back to the show geraldo rivera. >> nice to be back. >> steve: you smell like cream corn. >> brian: you know netanyahu personally. >> i enjoy him. >> brian: how mad is he right
now? >> i haven't spoken to him since the president's speech, but i think that bb is in intransient examine i think he plays to the legend that anyone in favor of a land for peace deal is anti-israel. i disagree with minimum on that point, however engaging and charismatic as he is. i think the president stepped on a mine deal by suggesting the 1967 borders. but we have to move forward. imagine if you are a man, a palestinian person 40 years old, you've lived your entire life under israeli occupation. of course it would make you crazy. can i fell you one story? i was friendly with hariri, the prime minister of lebanon. and a wonderful, wonderful guy. a sunni muslim, but very engaging, pro-peace process, he got killed by the syrians because of his liberal views. he told me, don't americans understand that the israelis are stealing the palestinians' land,
talking about the west bank, and where the settlements have been encroaching. and it is so central to the unrest in the middle east, people have to understand absent that piece of the equation, you can pretend around it, you can dance around it, you can make peace with this one and that one, unless israel and palestine make peace with each other, two sovereign nations with mutually -- >> gretchen: you actually think that can happen? >> well, that's the question. i do believe that -- for instance, we've had -- the israelis and the egyptians had peace since the post-73 war, there has been peace. there have been americans there to enforce the peace. i think as long as we are committed, the united states and the rest of the free world committed to israel's security, there can be peace, but there cannot be peace with israelis occupying palestine territory. >> brian: and hamas. >> they're a troublesome part of
this equation. they have to renounce violence, otherwise you can't have anything. >> brian: libya, no one else is talking about it. let's talk about the reports that gadhafi's family may have left. not the sons. let's listen to the secretary of state talk about that. >> pressure on the gadhafi regime has increased to the point that gadhafi's wife and daughter fled across the border into tunisia in the last two days. the oil minister has defected. so we're making progress. i wish it would go faster. they certainly wish it would go faster. but we're on the right path. >> we had a great fund-raiser for jennifer griffin and triple negative breast cancer and at the event, which was wonderful and we honored jen who survived, david lee miller was there, just back from tripoli. i have my experience from benghazi in the east and david lee miller who was in tripoli, it's in the capital of libya, the last remaining stronghold of
moammar gadhafi is basically on the edge of chaos. their lines at the gas stations that last a whole day, supplies are woefully inadequate. there is so much pressure on the gadhafi regime that it is only really a matter of time. the fact that the wife and daughter have already left to tunisia is interesting, but again, i think the full effort of everyone from the president to the c.i.a. and our allies in europe should be where can gadhafi go? are we going to -- make a deal with uganda or saudi arabia? i don't know. but he has to have an exit plan, otherwise i think it really will be the alamo. >> steve: maria shriver had a exit plan for arnold and it was when she found out he was sleeping with the help, when was that? >> yeah. >> steve: apparently a month ago it all hit the fan. >> you mean when he left office? >> steve: shortly after.
>> do you believe that pakistan didn't know bin laden was living in abbotabad? >> gretchen: doesn't change the equation. >> he's a dog and he's getting his just desserts. but a couple of -- did you ask a question yet? >> brian: you're responding to -- >> steve: this is so disgusting. >> first of all, it's about adultery. men who cheat, and i'm speaking from deep experience here, clean and sober 11 years. but men who cheat do it with targets of opportunity. they don't do it with miss america. they do it with whoever happens to be around when their wife is not around. >> steve: the maid. >> the maid, the intern, the secretary, the colleague in the office next door, the person you commute with on the van. >> brian: keep going, you only have so much time. >> gretchen: i guess i'm safe. >> you would not have been safe. to have any disdain because of
the social disparity between the aristocratic man we're going to change the constitution for so he could be the first foreign born president, that's not the equation. i heard people attribute her fatal attraction to her latinisma, that it must have been a honey trap, that she must have totally seduced him with her guile ways. it's all bs. it's on him. the fact that he had them both pregnant at the same time is interesting, but... i think he'll is a hard time recovering publicly, but i think this, too, shall pass. >> steve: he'll wind up making a movie. >> he'll give maria everything. >> steve: oh, she's going to take it. >> and she should. i've been down that road and whatever he loses, he deserves. >> steve: you've been to the cleaners many times. >> i've been there, i still have a couple of suits left.
>> steve: do you think that he will ever resurrect his career in hollywood? >> you know, it depends on the young man fan. isn't that really the basis of the terminator and all these movies? like the young mexican men who voted for him and helped put him in office as a republican, as governor of california, if he can keep that macho crowd and -- >> brian: the next movie is called "macho." >> gretchen: one of the things he can't stop is getting older. >> that happens to all of us action heros. i used to be marshall dylan, now i'm chester. the trial of anthony will be monday, we'll be all over that case as the state of florida attempts to kill this woman. i think it is absolutely despicable what they're trying to do. this is a prosecutor who is
going for the cheap bang. he's absolutely out of anything that is -- would be described as practical law making. he is really gone too far with this. he's trying to kill this woman. three to five children in america are killed every day. if this was an inner city woman, they would never try the death penalty. we'll be watching this week. >> steve: thank you very much. >> thank you. >> steve: we covered a lot of bases. >> gretchen: no kidding. big money covering up the big stories. why no one is reporting major networks' money connections to billionaire george soros. >> brian: what's it like working for donald trump? "celebrity apprentice" finalist and country music star john rich sits down on our couch later this hour. that's not him. [ female announcer ] it's new, and it's the most delicious thing
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>> steve: according to "forbes" magazine, he is the 46th richest man in the world. we've been hearing about him a lot on the glenn beck program. it seems that billionaire george soros has been using a lot of his money to push his liberal agenda. this week we told you about his connection to more than 30 major media outlets. so why are these connections kept secret? quiet at least. dan gainer is the media research center's vice president for business and culture, he joins us from the dc area. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> steve: you've got a second follow-up piece to the story we talked about earlier in the week. it was since 2003, mr. soros has sunk close to $50 million where? >> in media outlets around the country, around the world. he's funded the entire underpinnings of american journalism. here is a guy who threw $600,000
at the columbia school of journalism, probably the most famous named school of journalism in the country. then he funds investigative journalism. it's definitely most of what journalists would consider to be important aspects of their field. >> steve: of course, very famously, he's given money to media matters, which is out to destroy fox. he's given $1.8 million to npr, to hire a bunch of reporters. is your premise that he's sinking this money into these outfits to essentially get them to report his point of view? >> it's a combination. he's definitely investing in things that agree with him, which is scary since there is so many of them connected to the main stream media. he's throwing $1.8 million at npr, hunks of thousands for investigative reporting. he's throwing money at columbia journalism school, all the new
of the media. investigative reporting journalism organizations. he's funning them, both as a combination of influencing the media and basically throwing money at the people he agrees with. >> steve: if we could put that graphic up one more time to look at some of the big outfits. cbs, msnbc, shocking. npr, "new york times," nbc, abc. whatever happened to the problem with the conflict of interest? >> what happened to it is it's something that they worry about that conservatives do it. it's something they don't give a darn about if liberals do it. they can throw money at -- the worst thing here is he's actually funding the news association, the organization of news ombudsman. if you're unhappy about the media coverage and you want to go to complain to somebody, he's funding them, too. it's on the front page of their web site, open society institute sponsors it. they don't have a clue about
conflict of interest. ultimately the media and the left think these numbers work for them because the money is going to their side, but i've got news for them, we've got their number and we're not going to let them get away with it. >> steve: there you go. dan gainer joining us from the media research center in washington, d.c thank you very much. >> thanks. >> steve: you bet. meanwhile, how could we forget this guy? he won millions of dollars in the lottery and yet, he still gets food stamps. >> you're going to sit there and try to make me feel bad, you aren't going to do it. it ain't going to happen. so you might as well just ship out, good-bye. >> steve: good-bye. say hello to lee roy pick after the break. he will join us live to defend why he should get food stamps. plus, a police officer carjacked, but the suspect escapes and goes.
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people, including gabrielle giffords and killing six others. gretch? >> gretchen: thank you, brian. leroy this is unemployed and living off unemployment. but his luck changed during an appearance on the lottery show "make me rich." >> leroy's number is 92! congratulations, leroy! you just won! >> gretchen: now leroy is under attack because he still is collecting food stamps even though the state told him that he could. lawmakers want to cut him off. he joins me now from flint, michigan, with his attorney, john wilson. good morning, gentlemen. >> good morning. >> gretchen: all right. so leroy, bring us back to a couple years ago you won the million dollars. i understand you wanted the lump sum. you got $850,000. right? >> that's correct. >> gretchen: and then you placed a phone call to ask about your food stamps. who did you call?
>> i called my worker and i told her about the circumstances and i said, do i have to turn in my bridge card and she said no. you can use it. >> gretchen: so even though you had just earned $850,000 from the lottery, you still qualified for food stamps? >> that's what she told me. >> gretchen: so at that point, you continued to use it. then what happened? how did somebody find out that this was going on? >> all i know is some busy bodies at the grocery store decided they would turn me in. >> gretchen: john, that's when you got into the equation as the attorney. now, what is your take on this? has leroy actually broken any laws? >> absolutely not. that's why we come on these shows to tell everybody. he's not a crook or a cheat or a thief. he has not broken any laws. he had expected like everyone else that when he won this money, he'd have to turn in his
bridge card and that's when he called this worker and said, hey, i probably have to turn this bridge card in, right? and she said no, you're still eligible. your income is such that you're still eligible to use the bridge card, you can keep using it. so he did. he's redetermined to be eligible still about a month later. this is now a year past the time he won the money and even a month later, or within the year, he's been redetermined to be eligible. >> gretchen: a lot of people watching the show are scratching their head as i have to admit, i did initially. how can this be? a legislature is outraged. he said i'm disgusted that a state would let a rich man take taxpayer money. residents have every right to be angry. let me ask you this, john, since you're an attorney, is this a loophole in the michigan law or is this a federal government loophole? >> it's actually federal government puts out regulations in -- and the state of michigan adopts them.
it's more of a federal issue. it can be addressed, i believe, through the state as well and that's what charles is trying to do, our representative. we've sent a letter warning mr. brunner about his discussion of mr. thick and how he's characterizing him in the public because it's not fair. he's done everything right. >> gretchen: let me ask you this, leroy, do you feel guilty about ewing the food stamp card when you have $850,000 in the bank? >> no. no, i don't. i'm going by the rules and if they need to change the rules, they can change the rules. i don't see i'm doing anything wrong. >> gretchen: seems kind of crazy 'cause if i quit my job tomorrow, i guess i could file for food stamps even though i might have some assets in the bank. a lot of people scratching their head over this one. thank you so much for being my guest. >> sure. >> gretchen: let's go to brian and steve in the control room. >> steve: thank you very much. the president's decision to back palestine's plan for peace creating controversy on both sides of the aisle. reaction from washington, d.c.
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>> president obama said hillary clinton is approaching 1 million frequent flyer miles in her job as secretary of state. even though that can't get her upgraded to the seat she really wants. >> brian: and by the way, she had the introduction on the big speech. it was kind of odd. i didn't expect a preshow. >> steve: yeah. in our show today, we'll bring in chris wallace. >> brian: how do you know that? >> steve: there he is. magic of television. good morning to you, sir. >> hey, guys. >> steve: let's talk a little bit about this. later on today, the president will meet with the prime minister of israel, netanyahu. this given the fact that yesterday the president had a speech where he said yeah, israel and palestine need to go
back to the 1967 borders which many feel is exactly in the palestinians' corner and he's dissing israel. what do you think? >> i think it's a little more complicated than that. first of all, the '67 border has always been the unofficial idea for the basis for an agreement, but for the president, and this was the first time a president has officially said it, obviously takes away a bargaining chip that the israelis might be able to give up in a negotiation. now, you've got their strongest ally already saying they should go back to that. on the other hand, he may some demands of the palestinians, should be a nonmilitarized state, that you can't have a deal where the palestinian government has a mosque in it, as long as they're not going to recognize israel's right to exist. there are demands on both sides. but the israelis are not happy with what the president said and this has been a tense relationship all along between obama and netanyahu and i'm sure they both have an interest in
making it sound nice for the cameras, but i'll bet in private, it's cold. >> gretchen: apparently netanyahu gave an earful to hillary clinton when he got wind that the president was going to say this in the speech. but what do you think about the timing, because to me, it says that the president wanted to make sure that he got the united states' point of view out to the world before netanyahu got here today, number one. and number two, how does he possibly negotiate with hamas and the palestinians right now because they have that pact together in recent weeks and acknowledge them as terrorists? >> i think you're right about the first part, that clearly that was not a coincidence. he wanted to get this out and he wanted to reach out to the arabs and he did it to some degree at the negotiating expense of israel. i'm not sure in a practical sense it makes much difference much boyar, you're right about that. as far as negotiating with hamas, the president made it clear, he does not expect israel to negotiate with a government that includes hamas unless hamas
renounces its position, which it has long held, which is israel has no right to exist. he's very much on israel's side on that issue. >> brian: when you ask chris wallace to borrow money, he'd say i'm waiting for money to come in from my wife's soup book to come in. it's very similar to where we are as a nation. everyone is cutting back. let's cut back on our deficit. if so, why are we offering aid and forgiving billions of dollars to egypt and other nations? do you think that's the wrong tactic, chris? >> actually, i'm sure a lot of our viewers think it is. i don't. i mean, first of all, we're talking about a billion dollars. i know, you add a billion to a billion, but in atrial orand -- trillion and a half deficit -- we've got to maintain our role in the world and if this helps us in terms of reaching out to
the arab world, the new government -- you can't argue it isn't going to make a difference, but if it does, then it's a bargain. >> steve: here is what a guy who wants to be president, gary johnson, tweeted about this. he said president obama, 2 billion in loan guarantees for egypt, guaranteed with what? we're broke. who will guarantee our guarantee? >> as i say, i can certainly understand where a lot of people feel that way. but we can't just put down the shutters and not be involved with the world and we obviously have is a big interest in what's going on in the middle east. >> brian: i know you're excited because you told me this yesterday, herman kane for the first time will sit down one on one with chris wallace. you're one of the people asking the questions at the big debate. what are you going to focus on with him? >> i think people want to know about him. the fact is he was in that debate. i think a lot of people never heard of him in the polls. he's still got 29% name
recognition. but he's a former head of godfathers pizza, private businessman. according to all the polls that were taken after the debate, he was the big winner. i think people are intrigued by him and want to know more about his policies. remember, he's one of the few guys in this whole field and that includes president obama, whoever had to meet a payroll. so we'll talk to him about what he stands for. >> gretchen: a lot of people are looking forward to that. they think he's a practical guy. have a great weekend. i'm sure you'll have great soups on sunday. >> i will. thank you very much. thank you. >> brian: i got to tell you what else is happening, chris, you might want to get a pen ready. it's a busy day not just for herman kane, but for the republicans campaigning for president of the united states. presidential candidate utah governor john huntsman is in new hampshire. he's testing his campaign waters on a five-day 11-city swing. newt gingrich off to a soaring start. and rick santorum campaigning across iowa. potential candidate michelle bachman is in the key battle
ground state of ohio. >> gretchen: take a look at these pictures of homes completely surrounded by water now. look at that. in vicksburg, mississippi, some homeowners building levees to keep the floods out. the water expected to stay above flood stage for weeks. as you can see, not every house has survived. the flooding claiming its first victim in mississippi, 69-year-old walter cook. >> steve: new video of a police chase caught on camera. a police officer pulled over this guy. after the suspect starts a fight with a cop, he steals his car and here is how it ended. oh, my goodness. the suspect tested positively for cocaine. and there you have our
headlines. >> gretchen: the last couple of days we've been telling you about this graduation process that was going to happen in new jersey. the school has been using this facility for years and years. here is a picture of it right here. a big enough facility to hold the graduation. the only problem is it has that white cross on the outside. i say the only problem because apparently it was only one person who complained about the cross on the outside and now the aclu is involved and maybe suing the school if they decide to continue to hold graduation ceremonies. >> steve: the aclu has said you got to change the venue. and the school is saying, we're not going to do it. keep in mind, this is not a church. this is a mixed-use facility. it's an auditorium, seats 6500 people. they've done it for 70 years. we had a mother and child who actually will be walking down the aisle graduating in june, they're horrified at the prospect they might not get to do it there. >> parents have said that sometimes change does start with one person, but this isn't even
a person as far as the community it's really unfortunate. another parent had said, this is the one day our kids feel like rock stars. we treat them like rock stars in that auditorium. >> brian: here is what you're saying about that story. lawrence in nevada says the reason one can ruin a tradition of many seems to be the way the u.s. is heading these days. political correctness is going to be the downfall of this one great nation. >> gretchen: the student should show up to the auditorium and let the one person stand alone at graduation. >> brian: i read that book, it's great. >> gretchen: all right. thanks for your thoughts on that. wait until you hear about this next story. you heard of the dog whisperer? now you can meet the cat listener. he can control an unruly cat by looking it in the eye. >> steve: i got to watch that. >> brian: donald trump has those powers. >> steve: he does. and he talked to donald trump right before he, donald trump, called off his bid for president. "celebrity apprentice" finalist
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sleeping and i awoke from a bad dream and i think i scared the cat and the cat just attacked him, his whole side, his back has vicious bites. >> that's one of them. >> gretchen: yikes. jackson galaxy is the cat listener and the host of the new show "my cat from hell." those people have the cat from hell. right? >> steve: yeah. >> gretchen: one of the problems that you address is that exact problem we saw in the sneak peek, which is cats that scratch and are a little out of control. what is the problem and how do you solve it? >> i mean, scratching a lot of times, it's a natural behavior for any cat. they need to scratch in order to keep their claws from getting too sharp actually and to sharpen at the same time and to exercise their upper body. so we just have to provide them with proper places to scratch. people complain to me because their furniture is getting scratched up, the bed is getting scratched up and they have proper scratching posts and things stable for them to reach up and scratch, those things
won't happen. >> gretchen: so you have a tip for a little cat who squirms and scratches. like a baby hold? >> no. the baby hold, depends on the cat themselves. but the thing is with a cat that's squirming and scratching, they're letting you know they don't like the way they're being held. so a lot of times it's just a matter, for instance, this particular cat, if i hold her like this, how she's starting to skim and mom would squirm more. if i support them on their rear and bring them up a little bit and bring them to me, they feel a little more secure and more grounded. >> gretchen: she told you that, right? >> yeah. >> gretchen: you heard it. here is the thing, you say humans miss out on the first seven or eight weeks of a cat's life as far as imprinting. what do you mean? >> imprinting is the chance these guys have -- they're about 6 1/2 weeks now. perfect time. we call it the critical phase of socialization, between two and nine weeks, these guys learn so many of their social cues from their mom, from their siblings. these guys have it made in a shade because as time goes on, look at how amazingly socialized
they are right now. look how they're picking up cues from mom. what we do is take every chance we can to pass these guys along, to have them be with deep voiced men like me and women and people who look all different shapes and sizes so that by the time they hit that nine-week socialization mark, no surprises. >> gretchen: a lot of people complain about overactive cats. your of course for that -- fix for that is play. right? >> play solves so much. it takes the bully cat and drains off their energy appropriately. it takes the cat who is lacking self-esteem and builds it up because as long as the cat can hunt, they'll be completely well adjusted. so yeah. we have toys like this. this is more of an interactive toy. you're attached to one end and the cat is attached to the other end. right now these guys are so busy watching you guys. but once you have a little bit of this and they can chase it, hunt it, kill it, 'cause cats need to kill things, they'll be
so much more well adjusted. then we have remote toys, balls like this that get their attention. >> gretchen: who would have thought you have have a show about cats. great to meet you. >> thank you. >> gretchen: coming up next, "celebrity apprentice" finalist john rich will be sitting down in donald trump's board room. but first, he's got to get past our curvy couch. can he do that? and let's also check in with alisyn for what's on at the top of the hour. >> great to see you. israeli prime minister netanyahu will be at the white house this morning for what is sure to be a tense meeting. we will preview that for you and bring awe new report why health care premiums are going up despite the massive overhaul. and there is a stunning medical breakthrough. for the first time ever, a young man paralyzed from the waist down has stood up and taken steps. we'll explain how. join hemmer and me in 13 minutes. and my dog bailey and i love to hang out in the kitchen. you love the aroma of beef tenderloin, don't you?
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>> steve: donald trump may have taken himself out of the presidential race, but he has another big decision to make this weekend, sunday night, who will be the next "celebrity apprentice"? >> it's going to be very interesting because as project manager, you opposed each other twice, you've won one. marlee won one. the final i'm going to give you tomorrow will be an amazing task. one of you will become the "celebrity apprentice." >> steve: will it be john rich who joins us live on the curvy couch? good morning to you. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> steve: what's your gut say? >> i'm going to win. i mean, you know. i want to win it. if you win, you get another quarter of a million dollars for your charity, which is a huge sum of money. my charity is saint jude
children's research hospital, the greatest children's hospital in the world. so far i've raised close to a million dollars. so to win the finale would put us well over a million dollars. >> gretchen: is your work on the show done now? it's just that the final show will be donald trump's decision? >> that's correct. the work on the show is done except for the finale this sunday, which is all live. so you have no idea what's really going to happen. >> brian: this is one of the many tasks you guys had. one of the things you had is beat everybody. you sounded so confident, so in control the entire time. when was it clear to you that you could probably win this thing? 'cause it took 2 1/2 months? >> people don't understand this is not one task a week like it is on the television show. this is every 48 hours, there is another one and another one and it grinds you down and after a while, you start to see the separation in people. i think probably being a touring musician my whole life gave me what i needed as far as family to get through it. >> brian: what made you think you could beat gary busey? >> gary busey, first of all, is
a good person and he's got a big heart, but he's out there. to his own admission, he is. but he's like a unicorn, there is only one of gary busey and i think it's cool to say i'm friends with him. >> steve: there is only one donald trump. he has very famously dropped out this past week in running for president of the united states. when you watched him, it sure looked like he was running for president. what were you thinking about that whole thing? >> i thought he was running. i thought he was going to run. i was disappointed he stepped out 'cause i wanted to see him debate. because he has autonomy now as he runs the trump organization. he has complete autonomy. i wanted to see him have to go head to head with other people and take on the situations and see how he reacted to it. i was looking forward to see what made him tick. >> gretchen: he wasn't worried about reelection or serving lobbyists. >> it would have been interesting. >> gretchen: now that he's out, who do you like? >> chris christie. >> gretchen: he's not running.
>> i still like him. [ laughter ] >> brian: you got to wait four years, i think. >> i like a lot of the guys running right now, but i haven't made up my mind. i like chris christie's attitude. i wish he would run and step in. i think a lot of people feel that way. maybe he's watching this show. i wish the governor would step in. but who knows? i think a lot of people are going to step in, i think. i don't think it's too late to step in. do you? >> steve: last night ryan seacrest told us that 90 million votes were cast to eliminate the field of three down to two. now it is lauren and it is scotty who will be the finalists in "american idol". >> brian: they're both country. >> that's a testament to country music, how big the country music fan base is now. both of those artists are incredibly gifted artists and i promise you when they come to nashville, everybody's arms will be wide open. >> brian: you sure? because you guys came up the hard way. you came up, you didn't have "american idol."
>> they're still going to have a hard route because country music fans are very discerning. they know what they're learning to. if these two artists are great. now they'll have to come to nashville and make great records. they have original songs and songs that really say who they are. not cover songs. >> gretchen: carrie underwood sort of paved the way for them. wasn't she the first country star to win "american idol"? >> yes. >> gretchen: and has become so successful. >> we're excited about them coming into our format. >> steve: you got two brand-new cd's, just being released right now. rich rocks and for the kids. >> for the kids is a record that i wrote that the money goes to saint jude's children's research hospital. i'm going to perform the song for the kids on the finale this sunday night. the complete converse is a record called "rich rocks," which is probably the hardest rocking country record ever. it's got kid rock and lil john makes an appearance. you got to check it out. >> brian: what about meatloaf? >> i got to get him in there at some point.
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>> gretchen: we want to say congratulations to michelle may and her husband, victor. they welcomed a new baby girl, sophie. there she is with sophie and big brother gavin. congratulations. >> steve: beautiful family. john rich, before you leave, and the big "celebrity apprentice" finale is this weekend, how about a little of your donald trump impersonation? >> it's not the best. i have been around him quite a bit. john rich, i was really happy to see you on "fox & friends." you know, i called in there every week for 12 weeks before i decided not to become the